ODELL'S BLOG

White Ghost Flute - 1992

Posted on February 01, 2015 by Odell Borg

Nature has always been a refuge for me.  I appreciate that we are a connected part of nature’s family, and trees in particular have always stood out to me.  Trees became even more important when I began crafting my first flutes and using wood to create them.

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Three Traditional Japanese Songs

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Odell Borg

Japanese musician, Moto Ozaki, recently visited our High Spirits studios in Patagonia, Arizona. Moto recorded three different traditional Japanese songs on the Native Flute. Please enjoy them!

 

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Interview with Japanese Musician, Moto Ozaki

Posted on January 06, 2015 by Odell Borg

We were excited to welcome Japanese musician, Moto Ozaki, to our High Spirits studios in Patagonia, Arizona. Moto shared the story of how he became interested in the Native Flute and explained how its popularity in Japan is growing. He delighted everyone with a traditional Japanese song, “Red Dragonfly” played on a High Spirits Sparrow Hawk in the key of “A”. Thank you to Ken Koshio for the translation.

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Odell Borg - the History of His First Handmade Flutes

Posted on January 01, 2015 by Odell Borg

The Native Flute came into my life when I received one as a Christmas gift in 1988. I had never played an instrument before, and as I started to play, I was overwhelmed with the joy that playing an instrument brought into my life. It quickly became my close and comforting friend. 
The inspiration to create a flute came in 1990 while I was going through a very difficult time in my life, when I had lost everything and I was struggling to rebuild myself.

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Tobias Tåg – “The Frozen Age”

Posted on December 10, 2014 by Odell Borg

Finnish musician, Tobias Tåg, created this beautiful tune with a High Spirits Pocket Flute. Tobias has this to say about his process – “It was the flute that inspired me to write the song. I mainly play Celtic and Scandinavian flutes, so the pentatonic setup was new to me. The tone and vibe of this flute has an ancient feel to it, so I wanted to create a tune that had the same feeling.”

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Patagonia Fall Festival

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Odell Borg

As in years past, High Spirits was happy to be a part of the 2014 Patagonia Fall Festival. This video is just a sample of the wonderful arts, crafts, and music presented during this annual October event, here in the mountains of southern Arizona. We hope you enjoy!

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Benefits of the Native American Flute

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Odell Borg

Kalani Das, also known simply as Kalani, is an American classically trained percussionist, performer, author, music therapist, educator, and personal development professional. In this video he uses a High Spirits’ Sparrow Hawk flute in the key of “A” to demonstrate how playing the Native Flute is an easy way to activate your creative spirit. And, as Kalani states, playing the Native Flute can be emotionally, mentally and physically therapeutic.

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